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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:53:57 +0100
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Óscar Fuentes writes:
> ... it works just by chance.

You are really fast at dismissing things.

>> That should not
>> be very hard to add, but - as usual - someone has to do it.
> Overload resolution is one of the most difficult parts of "C++ with
> classes" (the language without templates). Another very tricky part is
> namespace resolution.

Thanks for the lecture.

> Just because current solutions are no 100% accurate doesn't mean that
> the feature should be ignored. Until recently, those solutions falled
> into two classes: "heroic" parsers (i.e. Eclipse's) and compilers acting
> as analyzers (MS Visual Studio, which uses a propietary compiler
> front-end (not their own)) inspecting its internal state. The former is
> absolutely insufficient and the later is like using an square peg in a
> round hole, because the compiler was never intended to do that (same
> could be said of GCC.) Clang is changing all that because it is designed
> from the start for making available and manageable the required
> information.

Then by all means go ahead with whatever you are proposing.


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